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Meaning of “renege” in the English Dictionary

"renege" in British English

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renegeverb [I]

uk   us   /rɪˈneɪɡ/ formal
to ​fail to ​keep a ​promise or an ​agreement, etc.: If you renege on the ​deal now, I'll ​fight you in the ​courts.
(Definition of renege from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"renege" in American English

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renegeverb [I]

 us   /rɪˈnɪɡ, -ˈneɡ/
to not do what you ​previouslyagreed to do; to ​fail to ​keep a ​promise or ​agreement: He reneged on his ​offer.
(Definition of renege from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"renege" in Business English

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renegeverb [I]

uk   /rəˈneɪɡ/  us   /riˈneɡ/
to ​fail to ​keep a promise or an ​agreement, etc.: Once the ​highestbid is ​accepted, a ​seller can be ​sued for ​breach of ​contract if they renege.renege on an agreement/a deal/a promise The ​retailerclaimed that the ​cosmeticscompany reneged on a ​deal to ​produce a ​range of beauty ​products for them.
(Definition of renege from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “renege”
in Chinese (Simplified) 违背(诺言), 违约, 背信…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違背(諾言), 違約, 背信…
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